Decadal Survey


Astro2020 Science White Paper Coordination Hub  (New! January 2019)

NOAO invites community members to propose topics for science white papers to be submitted to the 2020 Decadal Survey committee.   This coordination hub web site allows you to propose white paper topics, to comment on topics submitted by others, and to find other scientists with common interests with whom you might collaborate on white papers.

Investing for Discovery and Sustainability in Astronomy in the 2020s

This report, by Joan Najita (NOAO Chief Scientist), describes themes that emerged from the 2018 NOAO community planning workshop (see below) and offers thoughts for the coming review.

Decadal Survey planning workshop: NOAO Community Needs for Science in the 2020s

20 - 21 February 2018, Tucson, AZ

Previously: The 2010 and 2000 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Surveys

At the start of each decade, the National Academies organize a community-wide activity to recommend priorities in facility development for the next ten years. Typically, within these decadal surveys, one panel focuses on ground-based OIR development. These reports provide strategic guidance to NOAO’s program and planning.

NOAO input to the Astro2010 Decadal Survey

Last updated or reviewed January 29, 2019.